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From samples to digital renderings, how we help you find your home’s color

The outside of your house is a reflection of the many things inside: family, friends, hard work, strong values, memorable pasts, and eventful futures. This is why it should be treated with just as much love and care as any other part of your home.

Professional Color Service House PaintingOne essential element that displays the true personality of your home is the paint color. Find your home’s color with a simple process curated by the exterior paint experts at Crash of Rhinos Painting.

Keep reading for tips and advice from these color professionals to help you find the perfect exterior paint color in Phoenix for your stucco home.

1. An inspection can help us find your home’s color

Our quality exterior painting experts conduct a thorough inspection prior to providing a quote. Included in this careful inspection is a County Assessor’s home sketch.

In addition, an inspection video captures selected painting areas along with sections that may require further work.

2. Make your color choice count

The exterior paint color specialists at Crash of Rhinos Painting have a successful multistep system proven to find your home’s color effectively. Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1: Meet with the company’s professional color consultant. This person will be the liaison between you and your HOA, providing you with a selection of validated color palettes.
  • Step 2: Digital renderings (photos of your current home) are utilized to provide a representation of how your chosen colors will look on your home.
  • Step 3: With the help of your professional color consultant, you make your final color decision. The consultant will then work with the HOA to submit all paperwork.

3. Put some prep in your step

Thorough preparation leads to even better end results. You want a painting company that places value in doing prep work right.

All homes, especially stucco homes, need to be cleaned, properly repaired, and covered prior to painting. While this process may seem tedious, it ensures an even more beautiful outcome in the end. It also helps ensure that the paint is going to last longer.

4. Show your home some love

Are you looking to refresh the exterior of your home? Do you want to discuss paint possibilities for your house? Contact the specialists at Crash of Rhinos to begin your color journey today.

Why you should hire an experienced exterior house painting company

Maybe you can’t remember the last time your home’s exterior was painted. Or perhaps you can visibly see signs that your exterior paint is starting to flake and wear away.

Either way, Crash of Rhinos Painting recommends that you turn to experienced painters to handle the job for you rather than trying to handle the job yourself, no matter how simple the task might seem.

Here are some even more solid reasons to leave such a job to the experts.

Safety

One of the most essential things to consider with exterior painting is your general safety, and that’s even if you only have a single-story home. An experienced house painter has all the tools and equipment (including the right paint!), as well as the training necessary, to do the best job possible on your painting project, which means better results.

Experience and knowledge

While there might be plenty of tutorials available for a variety of tasks, nothing beats overall experience, which is exactly what the experienced Phoenix house painters at Crash of Rhinos have. That experience means a reduced chance of risk, as well as a final result that looks exemplary.

Slapping a few coats of paint on your home might seem easy enough, but you don’t want to find out the hard way just how much more difficult the job actually is.

Spot other issues

During the painting job, there might be issues on the outside of your home that need attention. Thanks to their experience, professional painters are able to quickly identify such issues and likely know exactly what they are as well as what to do about them.

Imagine doing a great job of painting your home’s exterior on your own only to later learn you have to re-do it to address something like damaged stucco.

Insurance

If you were to injure yourself while painting the outside of your home, your health insurance might take care of most of your medical bills, but your injuries could impact your ability to work, take care of your family, or enjoy your life. Professionals are insured, offering everyone peace of mind.

Call Crash of Rhinos for experienced exterior house painters

To learn more about exterior home painting and what a professional can do, answers are just an email away. Get in touch with Crash of Rhinos Painting today.

Here’s what makes our paint warranty policy different

At Crash of Rhinos Painting, we offer a seven-year paint warranty. It’s one of the things that makes us different.

In this blog, we’ll dive into just what makes our warranty special, and why an effective exterior painting warranty really matters to you as a homeowner—and says about the company.

To get started with Crash of Rhinos, schedule a free quote with us.

Pictured: Crash of Rhinos seven-year paint warranty certificate7 years, versus 2 years

The state of Arizona mandates that exterior painting companies have to provide at least a two-year warranty on their work.

That may not seem like much warranty, but many other companies tend to stay at 2-3 years, not expecting the layman to know just how long paint should last.

What does a paint warranty policy actually say?

The fewer years that are in the warranty, the less confident the painting company is in its prep work, its paint, or its quality assurance process. This makes sense: if a contractor knows that their paint actually only lasts five years, they’re not going to want to guarantee it for six. They’d be out of business!

Many exterior painters stick close to the two-year minimum for two reasons: first, because they aren’t obligated to offer more and, second, because they’re not confident in their products or services, or how their paint will stand up to a beating from Arizona’s sun and monsoon weather.

What our paint warranty says about us

In contrast, Crash of Rhinos offers a seven-year warranty on our exterior painting work. That’s five years above-and-beyond the minimum requirement.

Why? It’s because we know that our superior paint (Dunn-Edwards), thorough prep work, and careful quality assurance all add up to a home painting that is going to last for seven years or longer.

Oh, and here’s another thing:

Even if an exterior painting company offers a warranty—even a longer one—be sure to ask them just how much that warranty will cost. Many companies attract customers with generous warranties that they then upcharge people for when their service is complete.

Again, to contrast, our seven-year warranty comes with our service. No extra fees. No extra upcharge. In fact, it’s something that we lay out upfront in our proposal packet. It’s something that we feel customers deserve.

Choose Crash of Rhinos Painting

When it comes to exterior painting here in Phoenix, you have many choices. However, when it comes to great, customer-trusted exterior painting companies with an included, seven-year warranty, there’s really only one right choice: Crash of Rhinos Painting.

If your stucco home needs exterior painting, give us a call to schedule a free quote.

Here are the 5 things customers love about Crash of Rhinos Painting

Crash of Rhinos Painting is proud to be one of the best-reviewed exterior painting companies here in the Valley. That’s a reflection of not just the quality of our work at the end of the project, but our entire process.

In this blog, we’ll talk about the 5 things customers say they love about Crash of Rhinos—and why we do them.

#1. Our in-person estimate

Our exterior painting process starts with an in-person estimate. We come to you and inspect the exterior of your home, identifying through a video inspection what will need to be addressed in our painting process.

Time and time again, homeowners express how much this in-person inspection and estimate helps them understand our process better. It’s one of the reasons they love their experience working with Crash of Rhinos Painting.

#2. Our professional color consultant services

Crash of Rhinos offers professional color consultant services. Through this color consultation, our expert will help identify the right paint to use based on your neighborhood, existing HOA rules in your community, or just your personal taste.

#3. Our prep work process

Crash of Rhinos takes the time to do prep work right. Sure, most painting companies do some form of prep work. However, our prep work not only ensures that the paint will last and look great, but that your windows, fixtures, doors, and landscaping will be protected throughout the painting process.

When homeowners see our prep work for themselves, they understand why it matters. We want to leave your home looking great.

#4. Our daily follow-up and progress reports

We provide homeowners with regular updates on our progress and what we’ll be working on during different days of our project. Homeowners have told us that they love this level of communication. They never feel left in the dark or out-of-the-loop.

When you check out our reviews, you’ll notice that this regular and friendly communication throughout the project is what customers love most about working with Crash of Rhinos.

#5. Our 7-year warranty

Finally, when the project is complete, we back our work with a 7-year warranty. We’re that confident in the quality of our work and our paint. This warranty—five years more than what the state requires—is one of the main things that makes Crash different from other exterior painting companies.

This warranty gives homeowners peace of mind. Whether they stay in their home or sell their home in that period of time, they’ll know that the paint is protected for years to come.

Call Crash of Rhinos to get your estimate!

See for yourself what makes Crash of Rhinos one of the best-reviewed exterior painting companies in Phoenix. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate.

Here’s what to do when you get an HOA notice

You go to check the mailbox, and there’s an HOA notice. In no uncertain terms, they tell you that it’s time: your home’s paint has faded, and it’s time to get it repainted.

For homeowners in HOA-regulated neighborhoods, this letter is what often provides the motivation to start their home exterior painting process.

Yet, there’s no need to panic: here in Phoenix, Crash of Rhinos offers exterior home painting for stucco homes, and we’re used to working with HOAs to get results that are great for both the homeowner and the association.

HOA notice Phoenix Arizona

When you get an HOA notice in the mail, call Crash of Rhinos Painting.

Call Crash of Rhinos Painting

Typically, the letter will give you some kind of reasonable deadline to get your house painted. It’s not the same as a letter about pulling your weeds: associations understand that making home painting arrangements takes a little time.

Start by giving Crash of Rhinos a call, or by contacting us online. Tell us about the letter, and what it says.

Some HOAs help you save a few steps by including the acceptable exterior colors right there in the letter. But, if not, there’s a process we can go through to help you figure out what approved colors you can paint your house. It’s called our Professional Paint Advisor service, and, through it, we’ll work with your HOA on your behalf. More on that in a minute.

Get a free estimate

Next, we’ll come to your house when it’s convenient for you and give you a free quote. We’ll need to see the stucco, take measurements, and more. This quote is upfront and honest.

The quote gets bundled into a proposal packet that includes all the details about the project. If you’ve decided to use the Professional Paint Advisor, this will include the colors approved by your HOA and what you’ve selected. If not, we’ll provide you with instructions for getting an approved color.

We’ll also take video of your current home exterior during our quote. Basically, this gets turned into “game tape” for our painting team, who watch it before starting the work to see specific areas that need special attention.

The painting process begins

This is the easiest part of you. Our team handles the entire painting process from start-to-finish. After we’re done, we’ll talk to you and provide you with information about our really great warranty.

Now, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your paint is guaranteed for the next seven years. Your HOA, seeing your freshly painted home, will be satisfied that you’re in compliance. On top of all that, your home’s value should increase because of the improved curb appeal.

Have you received an HOA notice? Call Crash of Rhinos for your free estimate!

An HOA notice about your exterior painting doesn’t have to be a stressful event. Just give Crash of Rhinos Painting a call. Our team specializes in painting stucco homes here in the Valley, and we’d love to help you.

Why color match isn’t really a thing for your home’s exterior paint

There are many exterior painting companies that note their ability to “match” your home’s current exterior paint color. Using software or their expertise, they promise a color match for your new paint.

This is really appealing to many homeowners who like their home’s current color or what they remember it was like before fading. Plus, they know that the color is already HOA-approved. Color match promises to be the equivalent of keeping the status quo. It’s an attractive option for many homeowners.

However, it’s actually far more complicated than that. There are a number of factors that make exact color matching nearly impossible.

Your memory works against you

Human memory is tricky, especially when trying to recall an precise detail about something that you see every single day looked like years ago. You may remember loving the exterior color of your home when it was first painted, but after years of it ever-so-slightly fading with each day of UV exposure, do you really remember the color correctly?

There have been situations where homeowners have us paint their home the exact color that they used a decade or two before, and they ended up hating the color after seeing it again. It’s often because the paint is more vibrant and less faded than their current faded paint color.

That exact color may not be available

With the right prep work and expertise, your home’s exterior paint should last for years to come. That means a long time passes between paintings. Paint companies phase out products regularly, so it’s very possible that the paint once used on your home is no longer available.

This is especially true of new home construction that is now receiving its first post-construction painting. Homebuilders tend to use lower-grade paint (in contrast to the Dunn-Edwards paint we use) to save money, which means finding that paint again can be even more difficult. That’s even if your homebuilder took notes on the color of paint used on your home.

Same color, different results

Even if you’ve found the exact same color of paint, from the exact same manufacturer (and they haven’t changed the formula), there’s a chance that your new exterior paint will look different. That’s because process matters. 

At Crash of Rhinos, we do a lot of prep work for stucco and use a thorough two-coat process on homes. This, in turn, makes paint more vibrant (and likelier to last) than a house painter that slaps on one coat and calls it a day.

Professional Color Service House PaintingOur advice: love your new paint

Even if you really like the current paint color of your home, embrace the idea that your new exterior paint isn’t going to be an exact copy. Work on finding a color that you love because it looks great, not because it’s a perfect match.

As we’ve discussed, a color match can only get you into the general ballpark. If you go into your home painting process expecting an exact match, you’re probably setting yourself up for disappointment.

Schedule a color consultation with Crash of Rhinos

There are two ways to pick your home’s exterior paint colors. For an additional charge, we offer one-on-one consulting with our Professional Paint Advisor. With this service, our advisor will meet with you at your home and help you select the right color. This process includes digital renderings, and we’ll help you work with your HOA on finding compliant colors.

Start with a free quote

Every exterior home painting project begins with a free quote. Ready to get started? Contact our team today.

Why stucco repair is such an important part of our prep work

At Crash of Rhinos Painting, we specialize in exterior home painting for stucco homes here in the Phoenix metro area. Completely exposed to the elements, your home’s stucco exterior can take a beating over the years. That’s why an essential part of our prep work involves stucco repair and stem wall scraping.

In this blog post, we’ll run through just some of the reasons that stucco repair is the most important part of our prep work, and what this does for your home. It’s just one of the reasons that Crash of Rhinos is one of the most trusted exterior painting businesses in Phoenix.

Get a free estimate from our team by contacting us today!

Why does stucco repair matter so much?

stucco repair on Phoenix homesStucco is one of the preferred materials for building homes here in the Valley, mainly because our arid climate and low-clay soil negates some of its downsides—mainly, that stucco doesn’t do well with shifting earth beneath it. It’s durable and matches the look of many neighborhoods.

Yet, stucco is not impenetrable. Here are some of the reasons Crash of Rhinos repairs your stucco before painting it:

1. Your stucco home is under attack—constantly

This may sound melodramatic, but it’s true: your stucco is constantly being bombarded by the sun, wind, rain, and other natural elements. Our Phoenix climate can be tough on just about everything, and that goes double for the exterior of your home. Even woodpeckers take shots at it. Finally, as your home settles over time, cracks can appear in stucco.

In addition to making your home look unappealing, such damage to stucco can eventually lead to the failure of the stucco exterior. But, for our purposes, there’s something else: painting over damaged stucco is not going to turn out right. Let’s explain why.

2. Stucco in good condition ensures a smooth finish

Our job is to leave you with a stunning exterior painting job. To do so, we need to smooth over and repair any hairline fractures, holes, or other damage to the stucco walls we’ll be painting.

Think about it: if you were painting the walls of your living room, not fixing damage to the walls first would result in weird splotching and shadows. It’d look terrible. Same goes for your home’s exterior. Any exterior painting company that doesn’t do stucco repair first is asking for trouble.

Of course, that’s just one of the things we do for prep work. But, given that stucco is the canvas we work with, you could argue that it’s one of the most essential things we do.

3. Better stucco = longer-lasting exterior paint

A poor canvas makes for a poor painting. But, failure to properly prepare a home’s stucco exterior prior to painting can have another consequence: it could lead to the paint wearing faster or peeling, meaning that you’d need another painting sooner than you should.

Under Arizona state law, exterior home painters are required to offer homeowners a two-year warranty on their work. In our view, that’s not long enough. We place a seven-year warranty on the homes we paint.

Part of the reason? We’re confident in our prep work, painting process, and the high-quality paint we use. We do things right so that your home is painted to last.

4. Improves your home’s value on the market

A lot of the homeowners we work with have us repaint their homes specifically because they’re thinking about putting them on the market, either immediately or in the near future. It’s a good call: exterior home painting can drastically increase the curb appeal and value of your home.

Here in Phoenix, effective stucco repair is another great selling point.It puts the buyer’s mind at ease to know that there are no issues with the exterior of the home, and conveys that your home has been well-cared for.

Trust Crash of Rhinos with your exterior home painting and stucco repair

When it’s time to have professionals paint the exterior of your stucco home here in Phoenix, Arizona, call in the experts at Crash of Rhinos Painting. We handle all parts of the process—starting with a free quote. Call us at (602) 540-7471 or contact us online to get started.

Here’s how exterior home painting can positively impact your home value

The first impression might not be the last impression, but there is no denying the fact that it matters a ton in the world of home selling and home buying. The exterior is the first thing the prospective buyer sees, and therefore it might be the thing that has the most impact on your home value.

Pictured: Two hands forming a picture frame around a freshly painted house from the street, indicating that the home value of the home has been increased by exterior home painting.If you’re looking to sell your home, having the Crash of Rhinos team paint the exterior can help you to increase the market value of your home and get a sale done faster.

In this blog post, we review how exterior paint can impact your home value.

#1. New paint helps highlight architectural details

Fresh exterior home painting can do a great job of highlighting the architectural features of the exterior. If your house exterior doesn’t have same details throughout, then exterior home painting can also be used to balance those details.

Not sure what to highlight? With our professional paint advisor services, our team will help you find the right paint color for your home that matches the standards and rules of your HOA.

#2. Exterior home painting gets you return on investment

If we talk about other home renovations, then you can easily notice that every single one of them will cost you a lot of money. For instance, if you spend $5000 dollars on renovating your bathrooms, then there are very less chances that you will get a positive return on investment.

However, if you spend even a small amount on your exterior home painting, you’re more likely to get a higher return on investment on this expense. Why? Because exterior home painting conveys a lot about your home to those passing buy and “window-shopping” for a new home.

#3. Paint can be a protective shield against the elements

We know that rain and wind are rough on our homes. For instance, strong winds, heavy rains, hailstorm, and even just the everyday Phoenix sunshine can all take a toll on the exterior of your house.

Having a quality paint job can act as a protective shield for the exterior of the house. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home—or you’re currently trying to sell—an exterior paint job might be the right strategic decision.

Call Crash of Rhinos for a home value boost from exterior painting

A better home exterior home painting doesn’t only help increase the value of your house, but it also should meet your aesthetic standards. Here at Crash of Rhinos Painting, we provide trusted paint job services in Phoenix. Call us today at (602) 540-7471 or send us a message online.

Here are 5 tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your home

choosing an exterior paint colorIs it time to have the exterior of your home painted? Crash of Rhinos Painting is your source for professional and high-quality exterior home painting in the Phoenix area.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss 5 essential tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your home.

1. Consider matching the permanent elements of your home

Most exterior home painting projects don’t also involve replacing the roof tiles, shingles, stonework, driveways, and pathways. If your paint is all that is changing, you need to take these permanent elements into consideration when choosing an exterior paint color for your home.

Consider paints that will tie harmoniously with these existing elements. You should look for undertones when selecting paint for the home exterior. Are they cool (blue, gray, black) or warm (khaki, beige, rust, brown)?

Taking the undertones into consideration will help you in pinning down the right paint color.

2. Keep the geography in mind

The geography of the place should be considered when choosing an exterior paint color for your home. A turquoise-colored house might look great in tropical climates. However, the same color might attract disapproving glances if the house is located here in the Valley.

To avoid this prospect, it’s important to consider the geography or the natural surroundings of the house to select a color.

3. Think about the architectural style

Another important element to consider when choosing exterior paint is the architectural style. For Victorian style houses, the best colors are ones that feature bright hues and majestic jewel tones. In contrast, a modern home should have a subdued hue and tone.

While we’re on the subject: if you have an HOA in your neighborhood, they might have a certain selection of colors you can use. With the color consulting services we offer, we’ll work with your HOA to find out what these colors are and make sure that your house is to regulation.

4. You’ll need to work with Crash of Rhinos to see multiple paint shades

An exterior house color has three main parts: the field color, the accent color, and the trim color. The field color is the dominant part, while the accent color is seen on smaller areas of the house such as door and shutters. The trim color, on the other hand, belongs on the door and window casing, railings, roof edging, and other similar areas.

Generally, a light field color will look great with darker trim. It produces a crisp and dramatic effect, serving as an eyeliner for the home. For accent colors, you should go for bold without going overboard. The bright red and lemon yellow accent colors lend just the right hit of punch, greatly increasing the look of the house.

5. Before you do anything, have us test the paint

One of the things that sets Crash of Rhinos apart from other home exterior painting companies in the Phoenix metro is that we’ll test the paint color on your actual house, in a variety of lighting scenarios, before we start. So, we’ll make sure that the paint looks great on your property. You’ll never been in doubt about what the end product will look like.

For help choosing an exterior paint color, call Crash of Rhinos Painting

For more information on selecting the right exterior paint color, you can contact us at Crash of Rhinos Painting. We serve Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas.

How to select the best paint color for your home’s exterior trim

How to Select the Best Paint Color for the House TrimSelecting the best color for your home’s exterior trim is no easy task. The truth is that many homeowners consider it one of the most challenging parts of the exterior house paint job. Many agonize for days at what color to choose for the house trim that will complement the overall look of the house.

Selecting the perfect color for the trip is indeed challenging. Here we will share some tips to nail the perfect trim color for your home.

1. Go for bold colors

Bold colors for the exterior trim can provide an eclectic look to the house. Just don’t go too bold! Be sure to check with your HOA or city codes before choosing purple trim for your home. Not sure where to start? Learn more about our color consultation services.

2. When in doubt, go with a classic white

White is often a no-fail option for an exterior trim. This is the reason it’s the most popular color choice for the trim. White can often call attention to the main exterior color of the home. However, this isn’t always the case that white is the best choice for your trim color. Talk to Crash of Rhinos about colors that complement your primary color choice.

3. Go with what you like and what matches the neighborhood

The color your select will depend on the look you want to create. Lighter or honey-toned colors appear lively while medium and dark colors will create a visually deep feeling.

Call Crash of Rhinos Painting for exterior trim options and services

When selecting a painter, you should always select a licensed and experienced one for your house. Selecting an experienced painter will ensure a professional paint job. Many things could go wrong with the paint job. Only an experienced painter will know what precautions to take to avoid paint problems later on.

In case, you reside in the area of Phoenix metro area, you should contact Crash of Rhinos Painting. You can count on our competent and highly experienced painters to do a flawless paint job for you.